Koreeña Montoya, Board Chair
I am a native Coloradoan, born and raised in Grand Junction. I attended the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO where I graduated in 2004 with degrees in Mathematics and Mexican American Studies. I am in the process of finishing up my Masters in Educational Psychology and currently work as a Coordinator for The Center for Pre-Collegiate and Academic Outreach Programs at the University of Colorado Denver. I am a first generation college student who loves the process of learning and am always looking for ways to develop myself professionally and spiritually. I enjoy sharing my experiences with others in hopes of providing insight, and I take advantage of every opportunity to learn from elders and those who are willing to share their wisdom. I truly believe that every human being has potential for greatness and that my purpose in life is to help people embrace their strengths while overcoming fears and self-doubt.
Jose Luis Guardiola
Raised in Commerce City, Colorado, I am the second oldest of four children. As a first generation college student, I received my Bachelors of Arts in Behavioral Science with a Minor in Chicano Studies from Metropolitan State University of Denver and a Masters degree in Higher Education Administration Leadership from Adams State University. My passion is applying my knowledge, skills, education and experience to work with underrepresented populations. I want to help create leadership development opportunities for people who have a shared family, community, and
educational background as me. I am currently the Post-Secondary and Work Readiness Specialist for Adams County District 14.
Born and raised in Commerce City, Colorado. Graduated from Adams City High School in 1998 and set off to Trinidad State Junior College. After two years at Trinidad State, I transferred to Metropolitan State University of Denver. I completed my Bachelors of Science degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Mental Health and Counseling and a Master’s degree in School Counseling from the University of Phoenix. I am currently the 6th Grade Dean for Kearney Middle School in Adams County School District 14. In my limited free time I sit on the Commerce City Parks, Recreation, and Golf Advisory Committee and a board member for the Commerce City Youth Athletics. Most importantly, I am a proud father of 3 boys who keep me busy with their extra-curricular activities.
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